My Favorite Free Student Resources

Hi everyone,
Being a student at FIT means being creative- in more ways than one!  In order to get the most out of my time at FIT, I have found some unconventional ways to study and boost my productivity so I can best use my time.  Here are my favorite (free!) student resources to give you a leg up while not lifting a finger.
Business of Fashion Student Account
Thanks to TopShop, students can receive free access to Business of Fashion’s extensive library of articles related to all things apparel and beauty industry.  BoF sends a daily digest email so you can skim the headlines, or download the app to read on the go- articles download offline daily so you can read on the train.  Learn more about signing up here.
Chrome Extensions
If you regularly use Chrome for your web browser, check out some of the extensions available in the web store– many are free!  I use several to help me study Japanese while I’m working (or not working) on other tasks.  My favorites are Characterizer, which changes the first letter of a word to the Kanji character with the same meaning as the word, and Mainichi, which translates kanji characters I hover my mouse over.
I’ve already written about some of my favorite educational podcasts- read that blog post here if you missed it!
Audio Books
By now many people have heard of Audible, Amazon’s audio book service, but did you know that most public libraries have ways to check out audio books from your phone?  My library uses Overdrive, and I download audiobooks to listen to while I commute, run errands or clean my apartments.  Click here to see what NYPL offers through overdrive.  Check to see what digital resources your library has to offer by looking at their website!
These are just a few ways I like to multitask- have any of your own suggestions?  I’d love to hear them!

3 thoughts on “My Favorite Free Student Resources

  1. Shahzaad

    Awesome! Thank you for inspiring others to try new things, Sam.

    We can boost our productivity and add a few more hours in our day by using these free resources.

    To add, RescueTime and Noisli are some other great chrome extensions to help make most out of the time. Should give it a try. Thanks.

    1. Samantha Post author

      Hi Shahzaad,

      Thank you for your comment! I’ll be sure to check those out.


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